Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Rioja DOCa

Finca La Emperatriz is a winery with an extensive vineyard estate in Rioja Alta.
Viñedos Hermanos Hernáiz is the new project of brothers Eduardo and Víctor, who in 1996 acquired Bodega La Emperatriz, named as such because the first owner of these plots was Eugenia de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III and Empress of France. With this new emphasis and with new projects at hand, the winery changed its name but its high-end wines retain the Finca La Emperatriz signature, the name of the ‘viñedo singular’ they come from.
Until the end of 2019, the range of wines under the “Finca La Emperatriz” label included nine wines made with grapes from different vineyards of the same name. This has been replaced by a new selection where El Jardín de la Emperatriz Tinto now occupies the place of Finca la Emperatriz Parcela No. 1 and Finca La Emperatriz Garnacha Cepas Viejas that are no longer produced.

Finca La Emperatriz Gran Vino Tinto is made with clusters from old vines aged between 50 and 65 years old from the Finca La Emperatriz vineyard, which has white boulder soils over a sandy-loam structure. These characteristics are perfect for vine cultivation and add an elegant touch to the wines. The 2016 is a fine and elegant red wine where the presence of the Viura white variety brings acidity and freshness. A wine with a classic Rioja style but with clean and precise aromas and flavours and the promise of an excellent bottle-aging potential.

For more info, visit Finca La Emperatriz / Hermanos Hernáiz  website.

VARIETALS
70% Tempranillo, 28% Garnacha, 2% Viura

VINTAGE
2016

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TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%
Total acidity 5.5 g/l
PH 3.52

APPEARANCE
Cherry red color.

NOSE
Dark nose with aromas of black fruit, liquorice and black pepper on a spicy and balsamic background of vanilla and cedar.

PALATE
Fresh flavors and balanced acidity.
Hints of plum and red cherry, on a background of spices and vanilla.
Well integrated wood.

AGEING
18 months in barrels, 60% new French oak and 40% second-year American oak barrels.

PAIRING
Ideal with grilled red meat, roasted red meat or small game.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now until 2036.

RATINGS

94pts 

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93pts

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